Post by @kimsomajor
During SXSW, Austin has no shortage of places to drink and be entertained with an endless amount of walk up bars, clubs and lounges to suit your musical taste. But what’s one thing more fun then turning up in the club for 3hrs? Taking the party to the sea on a two-tiered yacht. The 2nd annual Black and Gold Experience by Image PR Boutique is the only urban music showcase that’s hosted on a yacht during the SXSW festival.
Over 100 invited and RSVP guest set sail to Austins’ skyline ready for live entertainment and a curated mix of big chunes and throwbacks from the legendary DJ Lazy K, DJ Roots Queen and DJ Alamo.
Hosted by music heavyweights Benzino, Trae Tha Truth and model entrepreneur, Kendra Kouture, The Black & Gold Experience began pre shore at the Gold Carpet. Notable attendees were interviewed by an array of press including Hip Hop Weekly’s own Party Hardy and KimSoMajor.
Special guest Grafh, Mishon, Cliff Davis, Hot Boy Turk, Ari The Brand, DJ Waffles, AMS Ceo Alvin Mays and AMS President G. Fields had no qualms taking a bazillion photos with the breathtaking skyline of Austin behind them.
My SXSW experience was taken to a whole new level on this private yacht party celebrating musical acts from all over the country. Lit performances from R&B coorner Mishon to G-Unit rapper Kidd Kidd- who kept saying “We in the muthaf*ng building!” Which was so hilarious to me… Our fave OG Benzino rocked the party to the young legend Grafh showing no mercy, and newcomers Corr Hendricks, Spark Dawg, and D-Bando kept the energy flowing and the vibe right during their sets. Special mention to the live art installation by BlackCard Art exhibiting some of hip hop’s beloved and fallen soldiers.
The Black and Gold Experience powered by Image PR Boutique and presented by Digital Dope Radio and AMS Music South took everything we love about SXSW- Live music, dope entertainment from known and upcoming acts, live art exhibits, booze (Open bar courtesy of Moreno BHLV & Colorado High Vodka) and great food to the open water, a concept that was definitely uniquely executed. Special thanks to Image PR Boutique for the media partnership and VIP hospitality.
See more photos below!
Photo credit : Adrian Zeno, Ari The Brand, KimSoMajor